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Friday, April 25, 2014

Babywearing for Beginners

Babywearing for Beginners

I don’t know how I would have gotten through my children’s early years without babywearing.  My daughter was an extremely high-needs baby and demanded constant physical contact, and then when my son came along, I needed to keep with my then-high-needs toddler.  I recall a trip I took with my kids to Washington D.C. where [...]

Natural Birth: Pain Don’t Hurt

Natural Birth: Pain Don’t Hurt
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Natural Parenting; Tales From The Parents & Pros

“Pain Don’t Hurt”, I laughed within the first hour of my contractions. My husband, doula, and mother laughed at my Swayzean mentality, knowing that I would change that tune in only a little while. Except, you see, I didn’t. When we went to the hospital the first time, the nursing staff at triage were bound [...]

Breastfeeding: One Moms Take On Nursing X’s 3

Breastfeeding: One Moms Take On Nursing X’s 3
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Natural Parenting; Tales From The Parents & Pros

Today I welcome Elizabeth from Staying Home and Staying Sane, as she shares her breastfeeding experience with us for the Natural Parenting; Tales From The Parents & Pros series! Let’s see what she has to say…. Even after a hard breastfeeding experience, she continued to be the sole-food-supply for baby #2 and #3! Breastfeeding was [...]

Breastfeeding; The Eco-Friendly Way to Feed Your Baby

Breastfeeding; The Eco-Friendly Way to Feed Your Baby
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Natural Parenting; Tales From The Parents & Pros

Breastfeeding provides all sorts of wonderful nutrients and antibodies to our teeny miracles. Most of us have been schooled by our doctors, midwives, or even televisions why breastfeeding, if you are able, is the best choice for feeding our babies. Breastfeeding also provides a bonding experience between mom and baby. The bonding experience from breastfeeding [...]

Breastfeeding: Stubborn For the Win – My Breastfeeding Story

Breastfeeding: Stubborn For the Win – My Breastfeeding Story
This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Natural Parenting; Tales From The Parents & Pros

When I became pregnant with my daughter, I didn’t give breastfeeding a second thought; I would be breastfeeding and that was about all I had to say on the subject. I spent hours devouring topics on pregnancy and birth, only flipping casually through the topic of postpartum life. I most definitely did not do a [...]

Attachment Parenting: What AP Means To Me

Attachment Parenting: What AP Means To Me
This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Natural Parenting; Tales From The Parents & Pros

I didn’t read any books on parenting, I didn’t research philosophies or practices. As someone who believed so adamantly that my body knew how to be pregnant and give birth, I was certain that I would be able to parent naturally, on instinct. It turns out, in the end, that my natural instincts are strongly [...]

Natural Parenting Series Launches Today

Natural Parenting Series Launches Today
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Natural Parenting; Tales From The Parents & Pros

For the last several weeks I have worked pretty hard to put together a new natural Parenting Series. I am so excited for the launch today! The Series, Natural Parenting- Tales From The Parents & Pros is going to be an informational and inspirational series into natural parenting. Attachment parenting, breastfeeding, natural birthing and topics [...]

Green Baby/Toddler Event #3; Organic Baby Carrier Giveaway CLOSED

Green Baby/Toddler Event #3; Organic Baby Carrier Giveaway CLOSED

Earlier today I featured one moms journey with babywearing, which showcases a mom of 5 who has carried all of her babies. She talks about different types of baby carriers and what she personally likes about each. I too, have carried my babies and have enjoyed every minute. My youngest is just 9 months old [...]